Proteins perform a variety of functions in living organisms, including catalyzing metabolic reactions, replicating DNA, responding to stimuli, and transporting molecules from one location to another.
There are 22 standard amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, but we only use 20 of the existing 22. We synthesize eleven amino acids, however the other nine amino acids must be obtained from your dietary intake.
You’ll learn about the dangers of too much protein and having too little protein in your diet. The role proteins play in hormone synthesis and the pitfalls of Anabolic steroids. Understanding proteins will help you make better dietary choices, which will help you maintain better health.